Wednesday, 12 November, 2014


Commencing in 1996, the Hunter Research Foundation (HRF) conducted an annual Lecture Series featuring lectures from leading, well-respected Australians.

In May 2018 the HRF Centre hosted a one-off lecture by one of Australia's leading social researchers, Hugh Mackay, as part of his national book tour. In his 19th publication, Australia Reimagined, Hugh takes an unflinching look at us and offers some compelling proposals for a more compassionate and socially cohesive Australia. DOWNLOAD LECTURE TRANSCRIPT

2015 Series featured: 

  • Genevieve Clay-Smith, 2015 NSW Young Australian of the Year, co-founder of non-profit Bus Stop Films, entrepreneur and award-winning film-maker DOWNLOAD TRANSCRIPT
  • Marcus Westbury, Founder Renew Newcastle and Renew Australia, author of Creating Cities, creator and compere of ABC television show Bespoke DOWNLOAD TRANSCRIPT
  • Paul Broad, CEO Snowy Hydro, former Chairman Hunter Development Corporation DOWNLOAD TRANSCRIPT

2014 Series featured:

2013 series featured:

  • Hugh Mackay, Author and social commentator
    The Good Life: What makes a life worth living?
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  • Jon Dee, Co-founder of Do Something! and Planet Ark

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